What's with WBZ this morning?

Dan.Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Aug 7 10:59:28 EDT 2010

Where I live (Arlington Heights near the Lexington line, just north of
Route 2), there is no discernible difference in signal strength when
WBZ uses its auxiliary 10-kW ND transmitter at 1170 Solders' Field Rd
or the main 50 kW DA-1 Tx in Hull. But I can tell you that, last
evening, during some thunder storms, I wondered whether they were
switching between the main and auxilary rigs. The carrier would drop
completely for a few seconds and then the signal would return. This
happened several times. I wondered whether, if I lived somewhere where
the main and auxiliary signals were not so close to equal in strength,
I would be aware that they were indeed switching between transmitters.
I believe they were, but I can't prove it.

Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
eFax 1-707-215-6367

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <revdoug1@myfairpoint.net>
To: "=?utf-8?b??=" <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 9:04 AM
Subject: What's with WBZ this morning?

>I live near Blue Hill, Maine, where normally WBZ's killer signal
>comes in as though the transmitter were next door.  I just tuned in
>to listen to the news and I can hardly pick up the station this
>morning --- it's faint and distant.   All the other Boston area
>signals are coming as well as usual.  Does anyone know what's up?

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